Faculty of Education news
McGill's Faculty of Education has received funding to create a dedicated laboratory space that will serve as a hub for multiliteracies practices in the Education building.
Today McGill's Faculty of Education launches a Facebook page specifically for our Education alumni (www.facebook.com/mcgilledualumni). This page is a great place for you to find out what’s new with the Faculty of Education, our graduates, our current students, and our professors. It’s also an easy way to stay connected with news and happenings around the entire University, and to share and exchange information with us and your peers.
On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy. The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.
As part of the Faculty of Education's 2015 Spring Convocation ceremony, L. Jacques Ménard, lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, was selected to receive an honorary degree. "We are honouring... individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many," said Principal Suzanne Fortier. "I am delighted that mcGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University's highest honour."
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that two Artists-in-Residence have been appointed via the P. Lantz initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts. As part of this five-year endowment, Maria Ezcurra will begin her appointment in May, and Jimmy Baptiste will start in September. The two are poised to support and mentor students and faculty members in their understanding of the languages of art, and the ways in which art can be integral to building knowledge across disciplines.
OBIT: Ray Baillie, former CFL player and McGill football coach, was 80 By Earl Zukerman Published by McGill Athletics, May 11, 2015
The Faculty of Education would like to congratulate the following Researchers on their successful applications to FRQSC's Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs (Start-up Program for New Research Professors):
Championing the Canadian horse By Andrew Mahon Published May 12, 2015, McGill News Alumni Magazine The Canadian horse is an icon of Canada’s heritage and, according to legend, the original breed of horses in North America – but proving its rightful place in history and drawing attention to its dwindling numbers has been a long and arduous saga.
At the recent Faculty Council meeting Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian at the Faculty of Education, discussed changes to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. The following resources can provide you with further information and clarification regarding the new policy: Through the McGill Library Services website:
Community work has applications to academic pursuits Published May 7, 2015, McGill Reporter Through a formal partnership established in 2014, where each benefits from and extends the expertise and reach of the other, SEDE and the Faculty of Education work in tandem to strengthen equity and diversity education at McGill and beyond.
The QS World University Rankings, regarded as “one of the three most influential and widely observed university measures,” recently published their 2015 international rankings. McGill’s Faculty of Education shows a stunning improvement since last year’s publication, jumping up thirteen spots.
The third instalment of McGill’s annual Equity and Community Building Awards recognized doctoral student Lerona Lewis and Professor Bronwen Low of the Faculty of Education’s Department of Integrated Studies. Tuesday night’s award ceremony acknowledged outstanding contributions of McGillians towards promoting diversity and inclusivity in the local community and on campus.
Young students get a taste of McGill By Jean Murray, McGill Reporter, April 23rd, 2015 A line of eager students formed outside SNAX – the student-run cafe in the Arts building – expectantly waiting to grab a cookie in between classes.
The Faculty of Education’s OFFERING office recently hosted Rebecca Reich, Business Development Officer of Mitacs Canada. Mitacs Canada is a national non-profit research organization that funds research and training programs by building partnerships between universities and industry, across the country and internationally.
Please be advised that the planned renovation of EDUC-129, the Jack Cram Auditorium, begins April 22nd, 2015. Facilities, Operations and Development (FOD) have mandated AGL Construction to carry out the construction project, projected to be completed by August 2015.